Do you enjoy history? Do you like reading books? If the answer is yes, consider joining The Shasta Historical Society book club where we explore a variety of topics associated with local, state, and national history. Monthly we explore a different book and meet on the last Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. to enjoy a discussion with fellow readers, moderated by Society staff.
November Book Club Selection: All Stirred Up: Suffrage Cookbooks, Food, and the Battle for Women’s Right to Vote by Laura Kumin.
We all likely conjure up a similar image of the women’s suffrage movement: picket signs, red carnations, militant marches through the streets. But was it only these rallies that gained women the exposure and power that led them to the vote? Ever courageous and creative, suffragists also carried their radical message into America’s homes wrapped in food wisdom, through cookbooks, which ingenuously packaged political strategy into already existent social communities. These cookbooks gave suffragists a chance to reach out to women on their own terms, in nonthreatening and accessible ways. Cooking together, feeding people, and using social situations to put people at ease were pioneering grassroots tactics that leveraged the domestic knowledge these women already had, feeding spoonsful of suffrage to communities through unexpected and unassuming channels.
November’s Book Club selection can be purchased from: https://smile.amazon.com/All-Stirred-Up-Suffrage-Cookbooks/dp/1643134523/ref=sr_1_1?ascsubtag=1ba00-01000-org00-win10-other-smile-us000-gatwy-feature-SEARC&dchild=1&keywords=all+stirred+up&qid=1624399729&sr=8-1
The book club meets for discussion on November 18th this month, instead of the last Thursday of the month because of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We meet at the same time, 7:00 pm. To join the meeting go to: TBA